Articles on Credit Cards

Chase Slate® Review: Balance Transfers With No Intro Fee

As the only credit card on the market with no intro balance transfer fee, the Chase Slate card can save you serious cash (and help you make a plan to pay off debt).

5 Reasons to Use Your Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

From extended warranties to price protection to easier returns, buying holiday gifts with your credit card can give you some serious benefits.

Arguing Over Money Drives Your Kids to Credit Card Debt

Discover how your relationship with money can affect your kids' relationship with money — and how to make positive changes for you and them.

Store Credit Cards That Don't Suck

Retail branded credit cards may be a wise choice for loyal customers. But what about department store credit cards?

How the Election Will Affect Your Credit Cards

How will credit card companies react to the U.S. Presidential election? We have some predictions — and some things you should do to prepare yourself.

How Rewards Cards Make Money

If you think you're gaming your credit card company, think again — you might be one of its biggest money makers. Learn how to avoid the trap.

25 Tips for Smart (and Safe) Credit Card Use During the Holidays

Whether you're ready for holiday shopping or SO not, the season of giving is upon us. Before you hit the stores, check out our guide to keeping your finances safe.

NFL Extra Points Card: Fumble or Touchdown?

If you’re willing spend what it takes to amass the required points, this credit card may be the surest way to acquire Super Bowl tickets.

Open Secrets: Surprising Things Your Spending Reveals

Credit card companies, banks, retailers, and insurers may know more about who you are than your parents do. A lot more.

11 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

For many of us, travel can often be the most expensive part of the holiday season. But with some planning and foresight, holiday travel doesn’t have to be a budget buster.

Stupid Credit Card Tricks: How Your Credit Card Company Lies to You

Credit card companies employ a number of tricks to keep you in debt. Learn them before you're swimming in it.

3 Key Things to Look for When Choosing a Credit Card

With so many credit card offers, finding the card that’s right for you can be a challenge. Learn what terms to look for and evaluate, and make finding a match easy.

Best Credit Cards for the Holidays

There’s no better time to sign up for a rewards or low introductory interest rate credit card than the holiday season. Here are the top cards you should have on your wish list.

What You Must Know Before Transferring Credit Card Balances

Many credit card issuers offer 0% APR balance transfer deals. Before you apply, learn how balance transfers work and how your credit score may be affected.

5 Myths About Credit Card Rewards

Reward cards might be a lot more beneficial (or, in some cases, harmful) than you think. Check out these common myths — and the true story behind them.

10 Surprising Ways to Negatively Affect Your Credit Score

Even when you aren't applying for a credit card or loan, your credit score can be affected by a variety of actions — even forgetting to return your library books.

Best Credit Cards for (New) Parents

Having kids changes your spending habits. Shouldn't your credit card change to match? Here are five smart cards to switch to post-baby.

What Are Secured Credit Cards?

Learn how secured credit cards are different from regular credit cards and prepaid cards, how they help rebuild credit, and how to choose one.

4 Ways Credit Cards Manipulate You Into More Debt

We humans aren't always rational. Learn four psychological tricks credit card companies use to capitalize on your irrationality and maximize your debt.

The Best Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit cards offer the convenience of a regular credit card...with some unexpected benefits. Learn more about these financial tools.